Ethics Statements


    This is the statement of ethics for Journal of Creative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching (CPLT) published by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Kedah.


    By submitting your manuscript to the journal it is understood that this it is an original manuscript and is unpublished work and is not under consideration elsewhere. Plagiarism, including duplicate publication of the author's own work, in whole or in part without proper citation is not tolerated by the journal. Work and/or words from other publications must be appropriately cited or quoted. Manuscripts submitted to the journal will be checked for originality using anti-plagiarism software.

    All authors listed on the manuscript should have contributed significantly to the experimental design, its implementation, or analysis and interpretation of the data. All authors should have been involved in the writing of the manuscript at draft and any revision stages, and have read and approved the final version. Any other individuals who made less substantive contributions to the experiment or the writing of the manuscript should be listed in the acknowledgement section. Any change in authorship (including author order) after the initial manuscript submission must be approved in writing by all authors.

    Individuals who participated in the development of a manuscript but do not qualify as an author should be acknowledged. Organizations that provided support in terms of funding and/or other resources should also be acknowledged.

    Submission of Manuscript
    Authors should read the “Submission Guidelines” on the journal’s page before making a submission. Manuscript should be prepared according to the style and specifications of the journal’s policy. Please use the DOWNLOAD FORM tab to download the Paper Template.

    All authors should approve the final version of the manuscript prior to submission. Once a manuscript is submitted, it is therefore assumed that all authors have read and given their approval for the submission of the manuscript. 

    Corresponding author should fill up the
    • Declaration Form
    • Biodata Form

    Submission should be made online to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Peer review
    All submissions to the journal are initially reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief and Assistant Editors. At this stage manuscripts may be rejected without peer review if it is felt that they are not of high enough priority or not relevant to the journal. This fast rejection process means that authors are given a quick decision and do not need to wait for the review process. Manuscripts that are not instantly rejected are sent out for peer review, usually to two independent reviewers.

    Double-blind review
    CPLT operates a double blind review process. Author(s) identity is removed from the manuscript and shielded from the reviewers during the review process. The reviewer is left with only the manuscript without any information that might enable him/her uncovers the identity of the author(s). Information removed includes the author(s) name, address/affiliation, and country. Any information in the Acknowledgement that may lead to the uncovering of the identity of the author is also removed from the manuscript prior to sending it to reviewers.

    Manuscripts are assigned to members of the editorial board of the journal or other qualified reviewers. Reviewers make one of the following recommendations:
    • Accepted and published with high priority
    • Accepted with minor revisions
    • Reconsidered after major revision
    • Rejected

    Based on the feedback from these reviewers and the Editors' judgment a decision is given on the manuscript. Manuscripts may also be sent out for statistical review.

    Letter of Appreciation
    Letter of Appreciation is issued to reviewers after the review of the manuscript. The review reports are sent to the authors. However, reviewers’ identity is removed from the review reports. The author(s) is left with only the review reports/recommendation without any information that might enable him/her uncovers the identity of the reviewers.

    A minimum of two review reports are required per manuscript.

    Only an editor has the authority to “Accept” or “Reject” a manuscript. If a manuscript is “Accepted”, an Acceptance Acknowledgement is issued to the author(s) and the manuscripts are processed for publication.

    If a manuscript is rejected, the authors are informed of the decision and no further processing is done on the manuscript.

    If a manuscript requires improvement, it is sent to the author(s) with the editor’s recommendation for further revision. The editor makes a final decision on the revised to “Accept” or “Reject” the manuscript.

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